Since its founding in 1831 as the library of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, the library has been collecting and preserving materials relating to the greater Cincinnati area, the state of Ohio and the Old Northwest Territory. Today, it houses one of the most significant regional history collections in the United States with thousands of books, pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, photographs and films.
Cincinnati History Library and Archives
Where We're Located
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Phone: (513) 287-7000Get Directions
Latitude: 39° 6' 31" N, Longitude: 84° 31' 56" S
*Note: The Museum of Natural History & Science, the Cincinnati History Museum and the OMNIMAX Theater are temporarily closed for renovations. Please visit cincymuseum.org or call (513) 287-7000 for complete details regarding the closing of certain parts of the venue for renovation and construction.